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Latest Sightings:

Canada Geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 20, 2021

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Blue Jay and Cardinal in Southborough

January 18, 2021

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay and a northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Swan and Gulls in Marlborough

January 18, 2021

A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mute swan and ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Sudbury

January 17, 2021

A downy woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A downy woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed a downy woodpecker, a red-breasted nuthatch, and a white-breasted nuthacth at her feeders in Sudbury.

Mallards and a Canada Goose in Marlborough

January 17, 2021

Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mallards and a Canada goose on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Blue Jay and Cardinal in Framingham

January 15, 2021

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay and a northern cardinal in Framingham.

Hooded Mergansers in Marlborough

January 15, 2021

Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red Fox in Lincoln

January 13, 2021

A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this red fox in Lincoln.

Swans and pintails in Marlborough

January 13, 2021

A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mute swans and northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Hooded Mergansers and Ring-necked Ducks in Southborough

January 12, 2021

Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed hooded mergansers and ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Otter in Bolton

January 12, 2021

Jon Turner used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this video of a river otter in Bolton.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 11, 2021

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan and a hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan and a hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, a mallard, mute swans, and a hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 10, 2021

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, mallards, mute swans, a ring-billed gull, and hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mergansers and Ring-necked Ducks in Southborough

January 10, 2021

A common merganser at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common mergansers, hooded mergansers, and ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

January 9, 2021

A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, a downy woodpecker, a tufted titmouse, a white-breasted nuthatch, northern mockingbirds, and a house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservaiton Land in Southborough. 

Hooded Mergansers in Westborough

January 9, 2021

A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed hooded mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Stow

January 9, 2021

A red-tailed hawk in Stow, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed this red-tailed hawk at Captain Sargent Conservation Area in Stow.

Tufted Titmouse in Framingham

January 9, 2021

A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photograhed this tufted titmouse in Framingham.

White-breasted Nuthatch in Maynard

January 9, 2021

A white-breasted nuthatch in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.

William Watt photographed this white-breasted nuthatch in Maynard.

Fisher in Sudbury

January 8, 2021

A fisher in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.
A fisher in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.

Tom McGowan used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this fisher in Sudbury.

Melanistic Gray Squirrel in Lincoln

January 6, 2021

A black variation of a gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A black variation of a gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this black variation of a gray squirrel in Lincoln.

Red-tailed Hawk in Southborough

January 5, 2021

A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough

January 4, 2021

A common merganser at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common mergansers and ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Mallard and Swan in Marlborough

January 4, 2021

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mockingbird and hawk in Southborough

January 4, 2021

A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a northern mockingbird and a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.